August 2, 2002

In This Issue...

Saturday Stakes Sweep

Another huge weekend of racing action, and that's not counting Sunday! Here are some 30-odd Saturday stakes races to check out, so put in the disclaimer ("The following are based on the prospect of fast tracks and firm courses, well before any raceday scratches or inclement weather wreak havoc with the pace-and-speed scenarios. In the case of precip or declarations, please adjust accordingly") and away we go...

Arapahoe 8, CTBA Futurity Stakes, 6 furlongs dirt, 2yo

#9 Pay the Tab (fair odds 5-2), #4 Sam Burr (4-1)

Assiniboia 3, North Dakota Stallion Stakes, 1 1/16 miles dirt, 3yo

#1 Hoist a Coin (5-2), #4 It's Stormin (3-1), #3 Sure Reply (7-2), #5 Big R (9-2)

Boise 8 Governors Cup Handicap, 1 mile dirt, 3up

#6 Erhard (6-5), #1 Northern Ricky (5-2), #5 Moyamba (6-1)

Canterbury 7, Minnesota Derby, 1 mile and 70 yards, 3yo C&G

#5 J. P. Jet (2-1), #7 Frosty Prince (9-2), #1 Double Duces (6-1)

Canterbury 8, Minnesota Oaks, 1 mile and 70 yards, 3yo F

#3 Susie Blues (4-1), #1 Lakeville (5-1)

Calder 3, Convenience Stakes, 1 1/16 miles turf, 3yo F

#3 Cellars Shiraz (5-2), #6 Tchula Miss (5-1), #7 Lucky Valid (6-1)

Delaware 7, Sussex Handicap, 1 1/16 miles turf, 3up

5 Mus-If (5-1)

Del Mar 4, Fantastic Girl Stakes, 6 furlongs dirt, 3up F&<

#6 Netherland (2-1), #3 Kona Queen (9-2), #1 Fancee Bargain (5-1), #4 Madame Pietra (5-1)

Del Mar 8, San Clemente Handicap (Grade II), 1 mile turf, 3yo F

#5 Alozaina (5-2), #9 Drippingindiamonds (4-1), #6 Daisyago (6-1)

Ellis Park 9, Audubon Oaks, 1 mile turf, 3yo F

#1 Never Out (3-1), #6 Wild Kandace (4-1), #7 Cat's Glow (6-1)

Emerald 8, Northwest Stallion Stakes, 6 1/2 furlongs dirt, 2yo C&G

# 5 Knightsbridge Road (6-5), #1A Bub (7-5)

Evangeline 8, Bayouland Sales Stakes, 5 furlongs dirt, 2yo

#3 Prime Time Suzi (4-1), #1 Annie's Ponytails (5-1)

Finger Lakes 9, Genesee Valley Breeders' Handicap, 1 1/16 miles dirt, 3up

#8 Roman Sea (4-1), #2 Polish Toy (4-1), #5 Signal Tower (5-1), #7 Gigabyte (5-1)

Fair Meadows 11, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Stakes, 6 1/2 furlongs dirt, 3up F&M

# 1 Here Comes Kari (5-2), #3 Chimay (7-2), #8 Blonde Okie (4-1), #6 Kabili Star (5-1)

Louisiana 9, Ark-La-Tex Handicap, 1 1/16 miles dirt, 3up

# 5 Rebridled (7-5), #7 Prince Iroquois (7-2), #3 L. A. Spider Legs (5-1)

Laurel 9, Dave's Friend Stakes, 6 furlongs dirt, 3up

# 1 Stormin Oedy (8-5), #4 Sea of Green (7-2), #3 Deer Run (6-1)

Marquis 7, Saskatchewan Derby, 1 1/16 miles dirt, 3yo

# 6 Good Old Sprite (5-2), #2 Kanha (3-1), #4 Choktow (7-2), #5 Britts Xpress (9-2)

Monmouth 9, Colleen Stakes, 5 1/2 furlongs dirt, 2yo F

# 6 Forever Partners (9-5), #4 Dance Hall Girl (2-1), #5 Skipper's Mate (9-2)

Northlands 8, Count Lathum Handicap, 1 5/16 miles dirt, 3yo

# 3 Intact (8-5), #5 Dark Fuse (4-1), #2 Go Go Tommy Joe (4-1)

Penn National 2, Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap, 5 furlongs turf, 3up

# 5 Splendeed (5-1), #1 Sport d'Hiver (5-1), #3 Governor's Pride (5-1)

Prairie 5, Iowa State Fair Stakes, 6 furlongs dirt, 3up F&M

# 6 Delray Dew (5-2), #3 Miss Guts (4-1), #5 Don't Countess Out (4-1), #4 Sumthintotalkabout (5-1), #1 Trisha Runs (6-1)

River 7, Hoover Stakes, 6 furlongs dirt, 2yo

# 6 Mercer's Cool Cat (3-5), #1 Hackendiffy (5-2)

Retama 9, Margarita Breeders' Cup Handicap, 1 1/16 miles turf, 3up F&M

# 3 Golden Rhythm (4-1), #2 Asheville (5-1), #1 Bien Nicole (6-1), #11 Outofnowhere (6-1)

Saratoga 8, Amsterdam Stakes (Gr. II), 6 furlongs dirt, 3yo

# 7 Boston Common (5-2), #8 Greatness (4-1), #4 Mayakovsky (5-1)

Saratoga 9, Whitney Handicap (Gr. I), 1 1/8 miles dirt, 3up

# 6 Street Cry (2-1), #2 Saint Verre (7-2), #1 Left Bank (7-2), #4 Lido Palace (4-1)

Santa Rosa 10, Joseph T. Grace Handicap, 1 1/16 miles dirt, 3up

# 4 Boss Ego (7-2), #5 Mistakenly Special (5-1), #6 Slewston (5-1)

Woodbine 4, Belle Mahone Stakes, 1 1/16 miles dirt, 3up F&M

# 4 Extend (6-5), #5 Rich Mist (3-1), #1 Ma Kitty (5-1)

Woodbine 7, Royal North Handicap (Gr. III-C), 6 furlongs turf, 3up F&M

# 7 Automated (8-5), #5 Leading Role (3-1), #1 Quick Blue (7-2)

Yavapai 6, Willow Lake Handicap, 1 mile dirt, 3up F&M

#6 Miss Pixie (5-2), #5 Petes Tomboy (4-1), #3 Midnite Edition (9-2), #4 City Loot (6-1), #1 Lil Lucia (7-1)

As always, best wishes for a prosperous weekend.

Contest Update

Some fast-starters after Weekend 1 of the current contest. You can check out the current standings on our home page.

Things have also been hopping in the Weekday Hooky segment of the competition.

For complete details or to play, go to the Big-Prize Handicapping Contest entry page.

Good luck and good handicapping.

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